Sunny Deol
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Member of ParliamentLok Sabha
Assumed office
24 May 2019
Preceded bySunil Kumar Jakhar
ConstituencyGurdaspur
Personal details
Born
Ajay Singh Deol

19 October 1956 (age 63) 
SahnewalEast Punjab, India (present-day Punjab)

CitizenshipIndian
NationalityIndian
Political partyBhartiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Lynda Deol (aka Pooja Deol) (m. 1984)
Children2
ParentsDharmendra (father)
Prakash Kaur (mother)
RelativesSee Deol family
ResidenceMumbaiMaharashtra, India
OccupationActorFilm directorFilm producerPolitician
Net worth₹87 crore (US$12 million)

Ajay Singh Deol (born 19 October 1956), better known as Sunny Deol, is an Indian film actordirectorproducerpolitician and the current member of parliament from Gurdaspur (Lok Sabha constituency) of Punjab State. He is known for his work in Hindi cinema and has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards.

Deol made his debut opposite fellow debutante Amrita Singh in Betaab (1982), for which he received a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination.Subsequently, he went on to star in numerous successful films in the 1980s and 1990s. With his portrayal of an amateur boxer wrongly accused of his brother’s murder in Rajkumar Santoshi‘s Ghayal in 1990, Deol gained wide recognition and praise and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and the National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film). His portrayal of a lawyer in the film Damini – Lightning (1993) won him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting ActorAnil Sharma‘s Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), in which Deol portrayed a lorry driver who falls in love with a Muslim girl, was the highest grossing Bollywood film ever at the time of its release, and garnered him a Filmfare Best Actor Award nomination.